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Robbie Coltrane Hospitalized for flu–Missing the Harry Potter Celebration

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Jan 31, 2015

Posted by Catherine

According to Time Magazine. Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) was hospitalized with flu symptoms in Florida. He was rushed to a Floridian hospital as soon as his transAtlantic flight from England touched ground. Robbie Coltrane’s rep says that he will be back up and about in no time, though it is almost certain that he will be unable …read more!



Oyster in Partnership with Pottermore to bring Harry Potter to ebook Readers

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Jan 29, 2015

Posted by Catherine

The Oyster subscription “ebook library” has formed a partnership with Pottermore, and now includes all seven Harry Potter books and the three Hogwarts Library books (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Throughout the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard) among its available titles. In celebration of their partnership with Pottermore, Oyster is …read more!



Universal’s Harry Potter Celebration Kicks of Tomorrow

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Jan 29, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Tomorrow Orlando Universal Studios kicks off its Harry Potter Celebration January 30-February 1. According to Pottermore’s twitter, Pottermore reps have begun their transAtlantic travels to join the celebration. Many news stories are breaking of stars that are planned to be in attendance for Dueling Lessons–Evanna Lynch, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, and the Phelps twins (according …read more!



Evanna Lynch in “Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale”

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Jan 29, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Evanna Lynch has become involved in a new film project, titled Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale. The Dynamite movie campaign is promoting it’s indie movie, based on a true story of Max Bornstein. Evanna Lynch will play the role of his wife, Theresa. According to Dynamite spokespersons, the movie can be described as such: Based on a true story, …read more!



Emma Watson to star as Belle in Disney’s Live-Action “Beauty and the Beast”

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Jan 28, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Rumors have been flying around for the past couple of years–is Emma going to play a princess on screen, or is she not? The question has been up in the air for quite a while. Yesterday, the question was answered. Emma Watson tweeted a couple of lyrics from from the opening song to Disney’s Beauty …read more!



Pottermore’s Proud House Contest

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Jan 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In celebration with Harry Potter week in Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Pottermore announced a contest to earn 1 million house points for “the house that celebrates its pride the most vociferously” last week. Today Pottermore outlined the rules of the contest that will be this Friday. The rules, as can be seen on Pottermore …read more!



Happy (Belated) Birthday Gilderoy Lockhart

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Jan 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Yesterday, Gilderoy Lockhart celebrated his 51st birthday. Whether you are a fan of his books, his glittering smile, his employment at Hogwarts as Harry’s second year Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, or his particular gift for memory charms, please help us wish this once-famous wizard a very Happy Birthday! Please direct your comments, well …read more!



Original Hogwarts Express Pulling Into Leavesden Studio Tour

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Jan 26, 2015

Posted by Melissa Anelli

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London announced today that it will be bringing the original Hogawarts Express to its space this spring, allowing users to board the actual train used for filming one of the most iconic scenes in the Harry Potter films. This will come as part of a 20,000 square foot expansion as well …read more!

Avatar Imagejustinthemighty says: I haven't been to the London tour or the Wizarding World attraction in Florida, but it sounds like (given the expansions and all) I'm going to have a lot of fun when I finally make the trips happen.2 more comments »


Court ruling in JK Rowling Libel Case Challenged

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Jan 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Associated Newspapers has appealed against the ruling made in 2013 in a libel case brought forth by J.K. Rowling. Ms. Rowling brought forth the suit after the Daily Mail published an article with the title “How JK Rowling’s sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset …read more!

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Emma Watson’s UN Speech at Davos

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Jan 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

This morning, Emma Watson made a speech, in front of business and world leaders, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Having been very successful with her UN speech last September, Ms. Watson announced a new initiative to ending gender inequality, as a part of her HeForShe campaign. As a UN Women’s goodwill ambassador, Ms. …read more!

Avatar ImageCatherine says: Emma begins speaking at 36:45Add your own comment! »


New “Casual Vacancy” TV show Book Cover

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Jan 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Little, Brown Book Group has released a new edition of J.K. Rowling’s adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. A picture of the cover was posted on The Casual Vacancy Facebook page, and can be seen below. The new book cover is being released to promote BBC One’s three-part mini series drama of the novel. The cover …read more!



Leavesden Studio Announcement Coming Soon

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Jan 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

The Harry Potter Facebook page recently posted a mysterious picture earlier this week. It showed the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London logo, captioned with “New Secrets will be Revealed! Announcement on 26th January.” The Pottermore Facebook page followed a day later posting a similar image, bearing the same logo over the picture of a wand, …read more!



HPA Wins Four-Year Battle against Child Slavery

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Jan 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Recently, the HPA (Harry Potter Alliance) made us proud to be Harry Potter fans. The Harry Potter Alliance launched a campaign in October 2010, with the help of John Green, advocating against the use of sweatshop labor, specifically child slavery. The HPA were particularly focused on persuading Warner Bros. to stop producing Harry Potter chocolate …read more!



Tom Felton’s new Movie “Against the Sun” Premieres this Weekend

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Jan 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In just a couple of days, Tom Felton’s new movie, Against the Sun, will make its United States premiere. Tom Felton plays one of the three main roles, as a WWII fighter pilot who crashes into the ocean during a scouting mission, and finds himself adrift in a lifeboat with his two comrades. The three men …read more!



Tom Felton joins Pottermore….As a Gryffindor

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Jan 21, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Earlier this morning Tom Felton tweeted that he had finally done it. He had finally joined Pottermore. He took J.K. Rowling’s Sorting Hat test, the official of all Sorting Hat tests, and was sorted into….Gryffindor. As J.K. Rowling mentioned in her new writing about Draco on Pottermore, Tom Felton is one of the nicest people …read more!



David Ryall, Elphias Doge Actor, Dies at 79

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Dec 28, 2014

Posted by Mel

David Ryall, who played Elphias Doge in “Deathly Hallows: Part One,” passed away this Christmas. He was seventy-nine and had a career spanning over five decades. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this sad time.

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Merry (Happy) Christmas

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Dec 25, 2014

Posted by Catherine

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, as you unwrap your Weasley sweaters and Invisibility coats, we at the Leaky Cauldron would like to wish you a very Merry/Happy Christmas!



Final Pottermore Gift: Order of Merlin

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Dec 24, 2014

Posted by Mel

Alas, we’ve come to the end of Pottermore’s twelve days of gifts, and today, for the very last gift, we’re getting new writing from J. K. Rowling on the “Order of Merlin” award. You can read all about it on Pottermore. From all of us at Leaky, have a very happy holiday!



More Christmas presents from Pottermore!

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Dec 22, 2014

Posted by Catherine

Today it finally arrived. The rumored release of a major character’s life story appear to be true. As it gets closer to Christmas, J.K. Rowling gives us the gift of Draco Malfoy’s background. Hop on over to Pottermore to enjoy this excellent new writing from our favorite author!



New Pottermore Gift: Inferi

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Dec 22, 2014

Posted by Mel

New J. K. Rowling writing has gone up on Pottermore and this time she’s writing about the frightening Inferi! Go to Pottermore to see Rowling’s thoughts on these Dark creatures.





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